Very late on Thursday, we learned of the federal judge's ruling for the case, Jane Doe vs. Joplin Schools. The case was heard in Western District of Missouri, Southwestern Division. At this time we are reviewing the judge's decision with legal counsel.
Dr. Norm Ridder
In his decision, Harpool ruled against the school district and issued a permanent injunction against the district taking any more field trips to religious locations. The lawsuit was filed against the district following a May 2015 North Middle School field trip to Victory Ministries and Sports Complex.